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Frozen Pipes

If your pipes freeze, the first thing you should do is to shut off the water supply and open a faucet nearest to the frozen pipes. Now, if you don't know where exactly the frozen blockage is, and the suspected pipes are exposed, you can do a simple test to check. Run a moist rag along the length of pipe - frost will form on the frozen section. Once the frozen section is identified, warm the pipe with a hair dryer - starting on the end nearest the faucet and advancing the dryer along the pipe about a foot per minute.

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Interior Doors: Solid Pine is more than just functional, also stylish.

There are many different options and products to consider when updating or remodeling your home. Paint, flooring, fixtures, window coverings and cabinets, are just a few. It’s important to realize that the doors in your home aren’t just functional; there are part of a home’s décor. They are a buffer between one space and the next. You might be surprised at the impact that interior doors can have, the whole feeling of a room can change based on the doors you choose.

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Bathroom Safety

Safety must come first in your bathroom. With forethought, and little more than a screwdriver, it is possible to considerably reduce the risk of bathroom mishaps befalling anyone in the family, regardless of age or mobility.
Everyone can benefit from the use of non-slip rubber mats in the tub and shower.
Toddlers should not have unsupervised access to a bathroom at any time. A temporary doorknob cover will prevent them from entering.

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All About Priming

Primers have many benefits - they improve paint adhesion, help seal porous surfaces, resist moisture, and extend the overall life and durability of the topcoat. While priming never hurts - it's not always necessary in most repainting projects. However, primers should be used when painting over new plaster, new or exposed wood or drywall, bare metal surfaces, or spackling or other touch up work done during preparation.

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Discover Fantastic Flooring Options

Your Floors:
According to the Appraisal Institute of America, installation of hardwood flooring is one of the ten most popular home improvements in the United States – putting it in your kitchen is the second most popular new trend. Since hardwood floor increases the value of your home you can expect an average payback of up to 75 percent of the cost. In other words, bringing the beautiful warmth of wood to your home is a great investment!

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All About Light Switches

There are two way, three way, and four way switches and they all require different wiring techniques. The type of switch is dictated by the number of wires attached to it. Two wires for two way, three wires for three way, and four wires for four way. Two way switches control a single light from one location and are fairly simple to wire. Three way switches control a single light from two locations and are a bit more tricky. And four way switches control a single light from three locations - and are the most complex to wire.

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Fall is an ideal time of year to tackle home projects.

Home improvement projects can add value to a home and do-it-yourselfers know the sweat-equity that goes into such projects can give homeowners a greater sense of pride in their homes. But no two home improvement projects are the same, and homeowners should know that certain projects are best tackled during certain times of the year.

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